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Jim Vellone

Born: Aug 20, 1944

Death: Aug 21, 1977

Birthplace: Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune

Profession: American football player

Nationality: United States

Jim Vellone

Date of Birth : Aug 20, 1944
Date of Death : Aug 21, 1977
Birth Place : Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune

James Carl "Jim" Vellone was a guard in the National Football League. Vellone spent his entire five-year career for the Minnesota Vikings, starting in most of his appearances during this span. Vellone helped the Vikings win the 1969 NFL Championship and also started in Super Bowl IV, the first Super Bowl appearance for the Vikings franchise. Vellone's career and life were cut short due to Hodgkin's lymphoma.


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